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After a promising start in the Pangong Tso area, the disengagement process between the two armies has hit a wall as a result of PLA’s reluctance to pull back its forward deployed troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang, and restore the status quo ante of April 2020.(AFP)

PLA can employ troops in forward areas at short notice, says army chief Naravane

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • Both armies have 50,000-60,000 troops each in the Ladakh theatre, and deployments haven’t thinned after the disengagement in Pangong Tso, Naravane said.
People’s Liberation Army soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control at the India-China border in Ladakh.(AFP Photo)
People’s Liberation Army soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control at the India-China border in Ladakh.(AFP Photo)

India, China hold 10th round of talks, focus on further disengagement in Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST
Under the disengagement understanding, the outstanding issues related to deployment and patrolling at the three friction points were to be taken up within 48 hours of pullback of troops in the Pangong Tso area.
In this photograph provided by the Indian Army, tanks pull back from the banks of Pangong Tso lake region, in Ladakh along the India-China border on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.(AP)
In this photograph provided by the Indian Army, tanks pull back from the banks of Pangong Tso lake region, in Ladakh along the India-China border on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.(AP)

News updates from HT: Pangong Tso disengagement ends, 10th round of talks today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:01 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP)
People Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP)

Disengagement in Pangong Tso over, 10th round of talks today

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:26 AM IST
The Pangong Lake disengagement took place on strategic heights on both banks of the lake, and saw both armies pull back their frontline troops, tanks, infantry combat vehicles and artillery guns
After a nine-month standoff, the two militaries reached the agreement on disengagement in the north and south banks of Pangong lake. (AP Photo)
After a nine-month standoff, the two militaries reached the agreement on disengagement in the north and south banks of Pangong lake. (AP Photo)

India, China to hold 10th round of talks tomorrow, discuss other friction points

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:12 PM IST
The border standoff between the Indian Army and PLA erupted on May 5 last year after a violent clash in the Pangong Lake areas.
Chinese People Liberation Army tanks seen moving towards rear areas as disengagement process continues in Eastern Ladakh. (Indian Army Northern Command/Rahul Singh)
Chinese People Liberation Army tanks seen moving towards rear areas as disengagement process continues in Eastern Ladakh. (Indian Army Northern Command/Rahul Singh)

In Pictures: Army shares pictures of PLA’s disengagement process

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The Army shared pictures of tanks and convoys of light armored vehicles moving with soldiers and equipment towards the rear areas as part of the disengagement process.
China and India are pulling back front-line troops from disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months. Both countries say the troops began the disengagement on February 10 at the southern and northern banks of Pangong Lake in the Ladakh region. (Indian Army via AP)
China and India are pulling back front-line troops from disputed portions of their mountain border where they have been in a standoff for months. Both countries say the troops began the disengagement on February 10 at the southern and northern banks of Pangong Lake in the Ladakh region. (Indian Army via AP)

Disengagement in eastern Ladakh’s Pangong Tso in full swing, may be over soon

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • Disengagement between rival soldiers deployed on heights on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso began on February 10. The process is likely to be over by the weekend. Senior commanders of the two armies are likely to meet next week to discuss disengagement at other friction points.
According to senior military officers, Indian Army commanders raised the question of severe mistrust with their PLA counterparts, citing the continued friction at Naku La while the Pangong Tso disengagement agreement was reached on February 10.
According to senior military officers, Indian Army commanders raised the question of severe mistrust with their PLA counterparts, citing the continued friction at Naku La while the Pangong Tso disengagement agreement was reached on February 10.

Pangong Tso disengagement accord reduces military friction at Naku La

PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 07:30 AM IST
It is learnt that just to prove that the PLA was committed to genuine disengagement with the Indian Army, a battalion commander sought a meeting with his Indian counterpart at Naku La on the same day, assuring no further transgression from the Chinese side.
The entire area between Finger 4 and 8 will be demilitarised with patrolling schedules decided through consultations between commanders at a later stage.(ANI)
The entire area between Finger 4 and 8 will be demilitarised with patrolling schedules decided through consultations between commanders at a later stage.(ANI)

Disengagement to be completed by next Fri; PLA forces move beyond Finger 8

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:36 AM IST
The disengagement process was reviewed in South Block on Friday, with the Indian Army brass expressing satisfaction at the process which is scheduled to be completed by February 19 or in 10 days from the beginning on February 10.
 Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane.(PTI)
Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane.(PTI)

China’s actions along LAC led to distrust, confrontation: Army chief

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:09 AM IST
Army chief's comments, at a seminar on evolving security challenges in the country’s North-east and the way forward, come at a time when disengagement between Indian and Chinese troops is underway in the Pangong Tso area of eastern Ladakh.
In this file photo taken on July 4, 2020 Indian army soldiers drive vehicles along mountainous roads as they take part in a military exercise at Thikse in Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on July 4, 2020 Indian army soldiers drive vehicles along mountainous roads as they take part in a military exercise at Thikse in Leh district of the union territory of Ladakh. (AFP)

India has not conceded any territory to China along LAC, says defence ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:25 PM IST
The ministry also asserted that India has persistently maintained the right to patrol up to Finger 8, including in the current understanding with China.
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )
By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of Pangong Tso. (ANI Photo )

China surprises India with its speed, moves out 200+ tanks from Pangong Tso

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The outcome was achieved after India stood firm on its position in east Ladakh and its aim of not conceding any territory.
The minister’s statement came on the back of a limited withdrawal of front-line troops by the Indian and Chinese armies from the Pangong Tso area on the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).(File photo)
The minister’s statement came on the back of a limited withdrawal of front-line troops by the Indian and Chinese armies from the Pangong Tso area on the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).(File photo)

‘Nothing conceded’: Centre on LAC troop pullback deal

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 04:07 AM IST
  • Until now, rival soldiers have been deployed eyeball-to-eyeball on the Finger 4 ridgeline at heights of almost 18,000 feet.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that India expected China to "work with us in full sincerity to resolve remaining issues" since "the Chinese side is also fully aware of our resolve" to protect New Delhi's interests(PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that India expected China to "work with us in full sincerity to resolve remaining issues" since "the Chinese side is also fully aware of our resolve" to protect New Delhi's interests(PTI)

In India-China border disengagement plan, Galwan model is the template

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • India-China border row: The disengagement exercise on both banks of Pangong Tso was the outcome of multiple rounds of back-channel negotiations
Rajnath Singh informing the Rajya Sabha about current situation in eastern Ladakh. (RSTV/Screengrab )
Rajnath Singh informing the Rajya Sabha about current situation in eastern Ladakh. (RSTV/Screengrab )

Rajnath Singh’s full statement on ‘present situation’ in eastern Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Rajnath Singh said the decision to pull back armies was taken during the ninth round of corps-commander level talks held
India China border: The reduction of armoured elements from the heights on the southern bank of Pangong Tso may be the first move towards resolving the nine-month military standoff that started in May last year(ANI)
India China border: The reduction of armoured elements from the heights on the southern bank of Pangong Tso may be the first move towards resolving the nine-month military standoff that started in May last year(ANI)

India and China start pulling back tanks from southern bank of Pangong Lake

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, Beijing, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • The Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army have started taking first steps to withdraw armoured elements from the heights on the southern bank of Pangong Tso
According to Indian army commanders, there has been a marginal increase, new revetments and relocation of deployments between finger four and finger seven on north banks of Pangong Tso.
According to Indian army commanders, there has been a marginal increase, new revetments and relocation of deployments between finger four and finger seven on north banks of Pangong Tso.

India-China talk disengagement, PLA beefs up on LAC with more missiles, rockets

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 01:38 PM IST
According to national security planners, the PLA is undertaking fresh deployment and relocation of both troops and heavy equipment in all the three sectors with fresh constructions of revetments in finger area of Pangong Tso.
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP File Photo )
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP File Photo )

Chinese soldier strays across LAC, held on Pangong Tso's southern bank

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 07:41 PM IST
This is the second such incident reported since October last year.
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)

China tried to change status quo by force in Ladakh, says MoD review

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
While the ministry did not elaborate on the unorthodox weapons used, the PLA troops attacked Indian soldiers with stones, iron rods and nail-studded clubs during skirmishes in Pangong Tso and the Galwan Valley last year
Indian army’s first order of the year has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. In picture - Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh region.(Reuters File Photo)
Indian army’s first order of the year has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. In picture - Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh region.(Reuters File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Army orders fast patrol boats for surveillance of Pangong lake and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP photo)
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP photo)

Army orders fast patrol boats for surveillance of Pangong lake in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
The order - the first defence contract in the New Year - has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign to boost self-reliance in the defence sector. The army will begin to accept deliveries of the boats this year.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on border row: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that while the next round of talks on the military level can take place anytime, the status quo in Ladakh continues.
China’s rise and its attendant consequences was the central determinant of Indian foreign policy even before the border crisis of this year.(AFP)
China’s rise and its attendant consequences was the central determinant of Indian foreign policy even before the border crisis of this year.(AFP)

The ball is in China’s court, writes Harsh V Pant

By Harsh V Pant
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 07:53 PM IST
With its strong response across spheres, India has shown that it has options and a willingness to exercise them
The Indian Army is not only defending the Ladakh LAC but also keeping a close watch on PLA moves in Central, Sikkim and Eastern sectors with the Chinese army continuing to build military infrastructure in Tibet.(Twitter/@ADGPI)
The Indian Army is not only defending the Ladakh LAC but also keeping a close watch on PLA moves in Central, Sikkim and Eastern sectors with the Chinese army continuing to build military infrastructure in Tibet.(Twitter/@ADGPI)

Indian Army takes a leaf out of Chinese warfare, deploys tunnel defences in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 03:54 PM IST
On August 29-30, the Indian Army troops along with Special Frontier Force (SFF) occupied positions on the Line of Control (LoC) south of Pangong Tso lake on the Kailash Range ridgeline for the first since 1962. Indian Army has already dismissed the PLA energy weapon report as fake news.
Volunteers watch video screens showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering an address to the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.(AP)
Volunteers watch video screens showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering an address to the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.(AP)

China ready to talk on all flashpoints: Officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:49 AM IST
The Indian side is considering a Chinese proposal for disengagement at all friction points and the next meeting of the military commanders is expected to be held by Friday, the officials said.
An Indian army banner post is seen on the road to Pangong Lake near to Leh, Ladakh.(Getty Images)
An Indian army banner post is seen on the road to Pangong Lake near to Leh, Ladakh.(Getty Images)

China draws up a peace plan on Ladakh. India sees right through it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Army finds PLA’s condition that India should only patrol till Finger 3 of Pangong Tso unacceptable as it means that Finger 4 will become part of occupied Aksai Chin
Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)
Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)

India-China prep for 8th round of border talks. Accident is the big concern

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Neither side is impatient over resolution at the friction points in Ladakh, but have decided to keep the dialogue channels open at both the military commander level and diplomatic levels, senior officials said.
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)
The presence of high attitude passes en-route to north and south banks of Pangong Tso on Ladakh rules out any withdrawal of Indian armoured units from the contested points.(File photo)

India-China prepare for 8th round of military commanders’ talks next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:45 PM IST
According to senior officials, India and China are not impatient over a resolution on the friction points but have decided to keep the dialogue channels open at both military commander and diplomatic levels.
Citing past standoffs which went on for years, Indian officials believe that the challenge is not to blink first and signal determination(ANI)
Citing past standoffs which went on for years, Indian officials believe that the challenge is not to blink first and signal determination(ANI)

A long, fragile winter in Ladakh | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:37 AM IST
The China of 2020 is different from the China of the late 1980s and early 1990s. India will have to come up with more creative ways than just wait for a solution to present itself
Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)
Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)

PLA rotates LAC troops, shows hand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:46 AM IST
According to military commanders, the PLA has moved an additional brigade north of Pangong Tso for rotating troops from the Finger Four mountainous spur to keep up the morale of the deployed troops.
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